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Solar became the paramount solution for Sueling Cho and Tom Hammer when their monthly utility bill reached $400a month in 2005. Located in Los Gatos, California, the pair had been considering a solar-powered electrical solutionfor years. The arrival of that bill proved to be the tipping point. “Our utility bill in the winter-time was usually […]

Challenging economic times may not seem like ideal conditions in which to make a major investment, but that’s exactly whatAnnabelle Candy Company, Inc. did. One of the largest independently owned candy bar manufacturers in the United States,Annabelle Candy saw the long-term savings solar power offered as a hedge against rising electricity costs and a way […]

Installing a 584 kW SunPower® Tracker solar electric system in the HillCanyon Water Treatment Plant is helping the City of Thousand Oaksreduce energy needs, take advantage of utility-sponsored solar incentives,and create a successful model for deploying solar in the public sector. Chuck Rogers, Superintendent of the City of Thousand Oaks Hill CanyonWater Treatment Plant, was […]

SunPower® solar parking canopies are setting thestandard for elevated solar power systems. Ideal forparking lots or open areas adjacent to facilities, thesesolar parking structures generate on-site electric power,reduce energy costs and provide premium shadingwith protection from the weather. This product is adaptable by design, accommodatingunique property lines and differing contours of thetopography. Each system is […]

John Aguiar, a pool contractor in Yorba Linda, California, knows the importance of energy efficiency. After paying summer electricity bills in excess of $1,000, he knew his family needed a more efficient way of meeting its electricity needs. To save money and reduce energy consumption, Mr. Aguiar installed a SunPower® Residential Solar Electric System on […]

  See Your Energy Information The SunPower Monitoring System provides detailed visibility into how muchenergy your system produces each day, month, or year—enabling you tooptimize your solar investment. Bill Savings Estimate The SunPower consumption monitoring kit* provides an estimate ofsavings achieved by using your solar system. The savings are calculatedbased on the solar energy produced […]

Challenge For Marlboro Mushrooms, keeping 100,000 square feet of growing roomsat precise temperatures and moisture levels requires a careful tending ofenergy. The family-owned farm, growing mushrooms since 1910, was lookingfor a reliable, clean energy solution that would keep the farm productive forgenerations to come. SunPower’s Solution Marlboro Mushrooms set aside seven acres of farmland adjacent […]

Macy’s, Inc. has a long-standing commitment to sustainability that began more than a decade ago. As one of the nation’s premier omnichannel retailers, with a vast workforce and customer base, Macy’s has a significant opportunity to make a meaningful difference in improving the environment. The company sets new sustainability targets regularly which it consistently achieves. […]

LEED® certification is used as a mark of quality and achievement in green building. Product selection and energyoptimization both play important roles in certification. SunPower® E‐Series and X‐Series solar panels manufactured inMexicali, Mexico provide the best return on your investment when it comes to earning LEED points for your projectbecause they are Cradle to Cradle™ […]

The 250-megawatt (AC) California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) in San Luis Obispo County is actively generating reliable solar power for Pacific Gas& Electric customers, while helping California achieve its progressive renewable energy goals. CVSR delivers enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 100,000 homes, while injecting an estimated $315 million of economic development into […]